93% of children get their first choice of primary school

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Cheshire East Council has contacted thousands of parents and carers on national primary school offer day (16 April), with 93 per cent receiving their first preference school.

More than 4,000 applications were received from parents and carers whose children will be starting primary school in September 2024.

93 per cent of Cheshire East residents have received an offer of their preferred school this year, with around 98.5 per cent receiving an offer from their three preferences.

Councillor Carol Bulman, lead member for children and families at Cheshire East Council, said: "Primary school offer day is a key date in the calendar for children and families across the borough, with many parents keen for their child's first full-time experience in education to take place at their desired school.

"We appreciate the importance of this for parents, and are pleased to have once again delivered great results for our children in Cheshire East. We have a selection of Ofsted rated good or outstanding schools in the borough, something which we are proud of, and which is a testament to the commitment of our school teaching and support staff.

"We know that Cheshire East is a great place to live as well as learn, and I'd like to thank the commitment and dedication of our school admissions team at the council to enable our young children to thrive.

"We will continue to work hard to ensure all children have the right education to meet their needs, adapting support as children and young people progress and their requirements change.

"I'd like to wish all pupils starting primary education the very best for the next academic year, and hope that they enjoy their new schools as they take the leap into their reception year."


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